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September 16, 2015 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Leaps and bounds to where

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And one giant leap for bunny kinda.  ©

“Eh, what’s up Doc?”

Over there is a hare.

(Hoping this one’s only human-crafted and not a hair-brained warning by the Animal Kingdom of territory infringement. You’ve heard about Bunnicula, right? Beware of the bunny underground.)

A leap bound to keep you hoppy while I go play with owls. (Flighty kind, not the ones perched in late night bars.)

Speaking of bouncing from there to hare….

The Wild Hare by Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Subject: Cartoons in 1940.

Lucky, it was only the opening laughs for hoppy audiences.

  • Bugs Bunny was still unnamed in this one.
  • Opening lines by Elmer Fudd and Bugs soon became classics.
  • Discover those lines and the first Bugs Bunny cartoon’s plot here.
  • Puns about “hair” and “hare” ran wild in later Bugs Bunny titles and scripts.

What’s left to say, but “hare today and goon tomorrow”?

(Owl, see you later.)

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge.

More funny bunny babble:

Love veggies? Perhaps  a taste of a Bunnicula video or maybe chew on a couple of the Bunnicula book series?

Curious about the big bunny at top? “Pulled a huge bunny out of their hat for CA winery.”

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Not hare less. ©






  1. sportsattitudes / Sep 16 2015 1:19 pm

    We live near some preserved wetlands which house various wildlife and have developed a rabbit habit knowing when they will pop into view…for a chew…or two.


  2. Kate Crimmins / Sep 16 2015 1:47 pm

    We’ve had a healthy pack of foxes this year and very few rabbits. Dinner?


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Sep 16 2015 2:40 pm

      One of the local pick it yourself farms we go to have a couple of large Pyrennese dogs that roam the place. The owner said they just seem to be laying around, but must doing their job as he hasn’t seen one fox recently…only lots of rabbits…guess he’s going to have to “hire” an additional breed for those. Thanks for the hoppy comment

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  3. Carrie Rubin / Sep 16 2015 4:31 pm

    As long as there’s no hair in my food. Come to think of it, I don’t want to find a hare in it either…


  4. Littlesundog / Sep 16 2015 4:42 pm

    I have not seen a wabbit awound here far a vewy wong time!! Darned foxes!!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Sep 16 2015 10:12 pm

      The wabbit underground could be gathering for a counter attack in Oct with Bunnicula? Foxes sort of look like a furry carrots? Nothing to grain there. Thanks for keeping an eye on the ears!

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  5. Ally Bean / Sep 16 2015 7:11 pm

    We’ve had lots of rabbits out in the backyard all summer, but hardly any squirrels. [Can’t explain that one.] While I adore Bugs, these rabbits lurk around the property and behave nothing like BB. Kind of a disappointment really.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Sep 16 2015 10:20 pm

      What no rakish grin and saucy remarks? Maybe they need a tutorial of what’s expected. Bug Bunny cartoons are probably accessible online. But be careful what you wish for – you might get Rocket J. Squirrel, Bullwinkle, and the crew showing up, too. Thanks for hopping by


  6. heretherebespiders / Sep 16 2015 8:38 pm

    That last is a perfect photo – you ARE getting good!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Sep 16 2015 10:22 pm

      Sigh. A beautiful area. (Maybe blow image up to wall size for surviving wintery weather wallpaper?) Appreciate the kind remarks and thanks for leaping over to chat

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  7. jannatwrites / Sep 17 2015 2:35 am

    I like rabbits but I think the coyotes are keeping the population in check. I see many more squirrels. I always liked BB though… quite crafty and witty 🙂


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Sep 18 2015 1:21 pm

      Those wabbits not so silly must have hotfooted it outta your area. Coyotes are wile.Thanks for hunting up a comment to leave.


  8. marthaschaefer / Sep 20 2015 12:18 pm

    Hoppy you made me smile with this one Phil!


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